Know God.

Find Freedom.

Discover Purpose.

Make A Difference.

If you are looking for a Pentecostal church in Lavonia, GA, visit Lavonia Church of God.

We believe that God wants us to be the kind of church written about in the Bible:

  • Where the lost can be rescued and discover a new way of life

  • To equip his people and send them out to reach the lost

  • To reach outside the four walls and into our community with one act of kindness at a time


Know God. Find Freedom. Discover Purpose. Make A Difference.

The Lavonia Church of God is a Spirit-filled family of believers with one hope in Jesus Christ and who believe in one truth, the Word of God.

We experience His transforming presence in celebratory worship.

We are committed to impacting the heart of our community through an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and forgiveness.

We believe the greatest event in one’s life is the impact of accepting Jesus.

We are not concerned with your yesterday; we only care about your tomorrow.

We thrive on the fact that we are a church for all people!

Our Staff

Pastor Adam Tripp and his family have served as our spiritual shepherds since February 2013. Pastor Adam has over 20 years of ministerial experience and has served congregations in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. Pastor Adam holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University Seminary and is an honor graduate of Lee University. He and his wife, Tina, were married in 1995 and have two adventurous boys, David and Jon Erik. In addition to serving as Pastor’s wife, Tina has her own anointing and ministry as a minister of God’s Word, women’s speaker, worship leader, and singer. Tina has been a professional educator since graduating from Lee University with honors in 1995 and currently is the Fifth-Grade Science Teacher at Lavonia Elementary. The Tripps look forward to continuing to see God do great things through the mighty people of Lavonia Church of God.

Pastor Adam and Tina Tripp

Lead Pastor

Pastor Josh Cash and his family have served as LCOG's Family Ministries Pastor since May 2017. Pastor Josh and Shelley also serve as Young Adult Pastors for our college-aged students. Pastor Josh has been ordained in the Church of God for almost 6 years and has over 8 years’ experience in ministry. He and his wife Shelley were married in 2004 and have one energy filled son, Luke, whom they adopted in 2008. In addition to serving as Minister’s Wife, Shelley also serves in the Music Ministry and leads the Encounter Praise Team. The Cash family are excited for what God has in store and looks forward to serving at Lavonia Church of God and seeing many lives changed in our church and community. 

Pastor Josh and Shelley Cash

Family Pastor

Pastor Zac Bernauer has served as Student Pastor at LCOG since June 2017. Pastor Zac is a honors graduate from Liberty University with a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. Additionally, Pastor Zac is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in Pastoral Ministries. Pastor Zac has served as an intern for a Church Plant in Western Pennsylvania. As well, he was an Intern/Youth Leader for Firebrand Youth Ministries at Redemption to the Nations in Chattanooga, TN. During his time at Lee, Pastor Zac was a member of the Lee University Campus Choir for eight-semesters. His time in Campus Choir led him to travel in the Eastern part of the United States, and internationally. Pastor Zac is excited and looking forward to see what God is going to do in and through the young people at Lavonia Church of God. 

Pastor Zac Bernauer

Student Pastor

Sheila is a lifelong member of Lavonia Church of God.

During the years she has served as a teacher, Ladies Ministries secretary, and Family Training Hour secretary. 


Sheila currently serves as the part-time Administrative Assistant and Treasurer. 

Sheila Moncrief

Treasurer/Administrative Assistant